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McDonald’s Hopes Cheaper Mighty Wings Will Sell Better This Time Around

Despite much fanfare and ballyhoo over McDonald’s attempt to woo wing lovers last fall with its Mighty Wings, the almost $1-per-wing price instead led to many customers shunning the fast food chain’s effort. The result of that tepid response was $10 million in frozen, unsold Mighty Wings, an outcome Mickey D’s is hoping to avoid this time around with lower prices. [More]

Pizza Hut To Test Crazy Idea Of Selling Pizza By The Slice

Pizza Hut To Test Crazy Idea Of Selling Pizza By The Slice

Realizing that maybe there’s a limit to the appeal of cheese-injected crusts, Pizza Hut’s latest attempt at remaining relevant to consumers is something that many pizzerias have been doing since before most of us were born — selling pizza by the slice. [More]

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Facebook: Again, It Is Impossible For Old Messages To Be Republished As Wall Posts

At first upon reading the account of a blogger who believed that old, private messages between her and her Facebook friends were showing up publicly on her timeline, there was that same icky, familiar feeling many Facebook users had last year: Were our most private exchanges suddenly being aired out in a crazy, awful security breach? [More]

Facebook Takes Big Step Backward Toward Traditional Advertising

Facebook Takes Big Step Backward Toward Traditional Advertising

As we predicted back in its pre-IPO days in May, Facebook would need to give up on its current model of minimal and oddly placed ad units if it wanted to survive as a publicly traded company with a value anywhere near what it wants the stock market to think it’s worth. And as that stock price continues to hover at half of the IPO value, the company appears to have taken the first big step toward more traditional advertising, by testing a way for businesses to pay for ads that pop up in the streams of users who did not necessarily “like” that particular advertiser. [More]

House Flipping Is Cool Again, Say Reality TV Producers With Very Short-Term Memories

House Flipping Is Cool Again, Say Reality TV Producers With Very Short-Term Memories

When the housing market went into the toilet in 2008, all of those house-flipping shows that were hits on basic cable went down the drain too. But now that the housing bust is apparently over, reality TV producers seem to think it’s once again high time to dedicate hours of airtime to flipping. [More]

NYC Morphing Practically Unused Pay Phone Kiosks Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

NYC Morphing Practically Unused Pay Phone Kiosks Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

When New York City’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg isn’t too busy on his crusade to downsize sugary drinks or rebrand super tiny studio apartments as “micro-units” it turns out he’s been working on a way to turn the city’s practically unused pay phone kiosks into something useful — Wi-Fi hotspots. [More]

Wendy's Testing "Ultra Modern" Redesign With Digital Menu Boards & Fireplaces

Wendy's Testing "Ultra Modern" Redesign With Digital Menu Boards & Fireplaces

In the last year, Wendy’s has attempted to upgrade its menu items — skin-on fries with sea salt, real lemonade, better bacon for your burger — so now the fast food mega chain is looking to possibly overhaul its image with a restaurant redesign. [More]